New Delhi: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval while addressing a gathering at the Sardar Patel memorial said India needs a strong, stable and a decisive government for the next 10 years to achieve our national, political, economic and strategic objectives.

Adding to it, he said that weak coalition will be bad for India. Doval said that India cannot afford to be a soft power for the next few years because it will be compelled to take hard decisions. He further added, “We are not governed by people’s representative, but by the laws made by them, therefore the rule of law is extremely important.”

Doval also said that the present government has ensured that all defence hardware must be 100 per cent transfer of technology. The National Security Advisor also advised against giving importance to populist measures over greater national interest. “It is a temptation that is you take the thing or you refrain from doing things which are in the national interest. But probably for a short time, they may cause some pain to the people,” he said.

Doval also urged the private sector to perform and promote India’s strategic interests. Citing Alibaba’s example,  Doval added that the reason behind its success was the constant support it received from the Chinese government.